The Realisation of the Absolute :
1. Introduction :
(d)Truth and Its Quest : 2.
The Truth, "knowing which everything becomes known" is the subject of enquiry and the object of quest in the Upanishads.
The Seers dived into the very depth of Existence and tasted the nature of the Limitless Life.
They entered into the Root of the universe and the branches could easily realise their inner being through an investigation into the essential workings of the Great Root of Life.
When the root is watered, the branches are automatically watered; when gold is known, all the ornaments also are known; when Truth is realised, everything is realised; for, Truth is One.
Whatever system of philosophy may be derived from the Upanishads, the obvious truth goes without saying that they propound a theory that holds Reality to be indivisible, objectless and transcendent.
They assert that belief in diversity is an ignorance of consciousness, and Truth is essentially a boundless Unity.
They lead us from the faulty faith in the objective reality of the universe to an internal search of the veritable Self existing as the finest essence of our being.
And what is even more striking is their untiring insistence on attaining Self-Perfection.
To their immortal honour, they grasped the eternal fact that the knowledge of the Self is the supreme end of life, its only meaning and purpose ever, and that beings exist but for that grand Attainment of Light, Freedom and Immortality!
Blessed is he, and he has truly lived a purposeful life, who attains to this height of undying joy in this very life; and he is a great loser and has lived his life in vain, who has failed to realise the Truth here (vide Kena Up., II. 5).
To be continued ...